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From La Traviatta, Act I, Scene 5
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Lyric Soprano
Original key Ab Major
Language Italian
Composer Guiseppe Verdi 1813 – 1901
Poet Francesco Maria Piave 1810- 1972
Range E’ strano, sempre libera

E’ strano, sempre libera, a setting by Francesco Maria Piave, was composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1853 (Ab major) and premiered the same year. This aria takes place in act I of his opera, La Traviata.

In 1953, Verdi has just reached 40 years old and is already a famous composer. Nonetheless when La Traviata was premiered, he was convinced it would be a failure. The libretto, based on La Dame aux camellias, a novel by Alexandre Dumas fils, had been set in the XVIII century and not in contemporary times as Verdi had intended it to be. Furthermore, the cast of singers was in Verdi’s opinion too weak and not suited for the opera. If the first representations were, indeed, a failure, it became, over the years, one of his most successful operas.

Act I opens on a party thrown by Violetta Valéry, a famous courtesan to celebrate her recovery from an illness. She is introduced to Alfredo, by a mutual friend of Gastone, who tells her Afredo has been in love with her since months. As her present lover, Baron Douphol refuses to give a toast, Alfredo does in his place. As the party continues, Violetta coughs severely and needs to rest for a while. Alfredo expresses his concern and declares his love to her. She rejects him at first but then gives him a flower, asking him to return when it will have faded.
After the guests leave, Violetta is left wondering is Alfredo could be the love of her life, in her aria, È strano! … Ah, fors’è lui, before deciding she prefers to remain free (second part of the aria: Sempre libera).

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